NBC Visionary Brandon Tartikoff's Legacy Lives On
TV programming wizard Brandon Tartikoff, best known for “Cheers," "Seinfeld" and "The Cosby Show," passed away in 1997 from Hodgkin's disease, but his legacy still lives on today.
At an event Thursday night, Brandon's widow, Lilly Tartikoff, donated more than four thousand pieces of correspondence of the late NBC executive and visionary. "Brandon loved television. He loved it. This is what he did. You know he did it all day... all night," Lily told "Extra's" Terri Seymour.
When asked about which program Brandon felt closest to, Lily replied, "You know he loved them all. He really acted like they were all his children."